The .ECO Team
Over the last five years, the team at Big Room Inc. a Certified B-Corporation based in Vancouver Canada, has built a strong foundation of groups that care about preserving this online space. This team understands the importance of a .ECO that reports to the Environmental Community.
The Team is responsible for all of the logistics, communications, technical requirements, financial obligations and accountability mechanisms associated with applying for .ECO.
Meridian Institute | Stakeholder Engagement
The Meridian Institute professionals are highly skilled in developing collaborative approaches that facilitate progress and development. These mediation experts lead the field in developing public policy for issues related to sustainability, climate change and the environment.
The Meridian institute, which is a non-profit based in Washington, DC, has been facilitating .ECO’s development from the very first regional meeting in 2009. Led by one of their top professionals, Kristy Buckley, the Meridian Institute has guided .ECO’s policy makers to a place of unanimous consensus.
Afilias | Technical Provider
Afilias supports a diverse base of TLDs, including .ORG and .INFO amongst many others. They are the world’s leading provider of Internet infrastructure solutions. Afilias has more experience in supporting successful applications to ICANN for new TLDs than any other provider.
Afilias has been involved with .ECO from the very beginning, providing their diverse expertise in internationally distributed domains. Under their guidance .ECO will operate with leading Internet technology.
Big Room | Coordinator
Big Room was founded in 2007 with the goal of making it easier for people to make sustainable choices. Big Room endeavors to make eco-information easy to collect and share. They are recognized for their work in creating the Ecolabel Index, the largest global directory of ecolabels in the world.
Big Room is composed of trained sustainability professionals who are experts in building consensus around global environmental and social issues. Big Room’s co-founders, advisors and partners have a long history of developing pioneering technology to build sustainable development solutions for international communities and successful companies.
Deloitte LLP | Accountability Advisers
Deloitte’s commitment to the public interest dates back to the organization’s formation more than 150 years ago. Today, Deloitte remains acutely aware of their role in safeguarding the public interest. They continually focus on quality and innovation to build and maintain trust with people, clients, communities, and society at large. Deloitte believes that without a foundation of trust from the broader business community and organizations like Deloitte, a strong and flourishing society is not possible.
Deloitte Canada is honored to be able to play a key strategic advisory role with .ECO, and be involved in the evolution of the .ECO Community Application; including its policies, ICANN required rules for eligibility, content and use, as well as trust, accountability, enforcement and appeal mechanisms.